An amateur Brazilian football game took a turn for the crazy after a referee stabbed a player, killing him, prompting fans to attack the ref, stoning him to death and finally beheading him.
The referee, 20-year-old Otávio Jordão da Silva, was arguing over a call with 30-year-old player Josenir dos Santos Abreu when things became heated; Abreu took a swing at Silva. Silva responded by whipping out a knife and stabbing Abreu. Josenir died en route to the hospital.
Abreu’s family and friends responded immediately to the attack by storming the field and beating Silva. The mob then stoned Silva to death, lynched, quartered and finally beheaded him. The mob placed Silva’s head on a spike in the middle of the field.
The crime took place in the Brazilian state of Maranhão and the local authorities have apprehended a 27-year-old male and are currently looking for two other suspects in connection to the murder.
The chief of police, Valter Costa, has stated:
"We will identify and hold accountable all those involved. A crime will never justify another. Actions like this do not collaborate with the legality of a state law."
There is gruesome footage of Silva’s body after the attack, which you can watch by clicking here. WARNING: EXTREMELY GRUESOME!